Thursday, June 02, 2005

Class in America: Two Elite Newspapers Tackle The Big Taboo

by Jennifer Ladd and Felice Yeskel - Commondreams.org


Class? There is no word or concept that is more off-limits in our boundless tell-all culture right now than class. As a society, we have rapidly progressed over several generations in developing a common language to talk about differences of gender, race, and sexual orientation. Newspapers and TV interview shows explore every nook and cranny of American life through the lens of diverse forms of oppression and difference such as aging, disability, and mental illness. Almost everything…but class.

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